Board of Health Adopts 2018 Regulations for On-site Wastewater

On Thursday, Nov. 16, the San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) Board of Health adopted new regulations governing On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) in Archuleta, La Plata and San Juan Counties following a long stakeholder outreach process. These Regulations will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. On June 30, 2017, new statewide regulations [...]

By | November 20th, 2017|Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on Board of Health Adopts 2018 Regulations for On-site Wastewater

EPA Kicks Off SepticSmart Week

On Monday, September 18, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – in conjunction with federal, state and local government and private sector partners – will kick off its fifth annual SepticSmart Week (September 18-22) to encourage American homeowners and communities to properly maintain their septic systems. More than 26 million homes in the United States [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on EPA Kicks Off SepticSmart Week

Animas River Spring Runoff Update

Colorado’s heavy winter snowpack has begun to melt, and river flows throughout the Animas River watershed are on the rise. Every spring, the Animas River experiences runoff that causes naturally occurring sediments to be transported downstream. Some of these sediments originate in the San Juan Mountains and are naturally high in certain heavy metals. This [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Gold King Mine Spill, Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on Animas River Spring Runoff Update

San Juan Basin Public Health Releases Data on Local Groundwater Quality

Thousands of people in southwest Colorado rely on groundwater for their home drinking water. Since the fall of 2016, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) have been offering free water testing for residents of the Animas Valley. In conjunction with National Groundwater Awareness Week, [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Public Health Releases Data on Local Groundwater Quality

National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 5 – 11

Thousands of people in southwest Colorado rely on groundwater for their home drinking water. As part of National Groundwater Awareness Week, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) remind all well owners that taking a few basic steps can protect households from contaminated drinking water. Wells can provide high-quality [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Events, Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 5 – 11
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